I grew up in the beautiful village of South Brent attending the Primary School (nee Green) and then went to Kevics and six form at Kennicot. From here I studied a Craft Diploma at Plymouth College of Art specialising in Jewellery. I have been working as a Metalsmith since graduating from Sheffield Polytechnic in 1987, with a degree in Jewellery and Silversmithing. I also work part time at Bigbury Mint, Ermington and do some teaching at Plymouth College of Art. Recently after my daughter completed a Foundation in Art and Design (PCA), we have set up in business together with our combined jewellery interests. We both enjoy the outdoor life and the country side and the coast line that Devon has to offer, this is often reflected in our work. We spend a lot of time searching beaches for shells and sea glass, and photograph beautiful images that are all around us for sources of inspiration. Our work often combines precious and non precious materials, and use a variety of techniques and materials. We make one off individual pieces and commission work.